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Your Guide to the 2019 4th of July Fireworks Shows and Entertainment in Honolulu

Celebrate USA’s B-Day with fireworks and these patriotic events.



Ala Moana Beach Park

Ala Moana Fireworks

Photo: Courtesy of Ala Moana Center


Ala Moana Center’s annual celebration will kick off the center’s 60th anniversary. Hawaiʻi’s largest Fourth of July fireworks show will sync up with KSSK 92.3 FM which will be playing hit songs from the last six decades.  

Free, 8:30 p.m., Ala Moana Beach Park, 1201 Ala Moana Blvd. alamoanacenter.com


Hukilau Marketplace Fireworks

Kids can play carnival games run by Kahuku Project Grad, get their faces painted and receive free balloon animals at this event next to the Polynesian Cultural Center. Adults can try to best a bucking bull ride. Josh Tatofi, Mākaha Sons, Rebel Souljaz and the Tonga Sisters will also perform before the fireworks begin. Deep-fried Twinkies, plate lunches and more will be available for purchase.

Free, activities begin at 4 p.m., the fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Hukilau Marketplace, 55-370 Kamehameha Highway, Lā‘ie. hukilaumarketplace.com


Kailua Beach Fireworks

At Kailua Beach, people will not only be able to enjoy the fireworks display, but also a pre-firework air show. The complete schedule for this year isn’t online yet, but last year, the Skydive Hawaiʻi show with Colonel John Bates and the Flying Leathernecks started at 5:45 p.m. with the fireworks going off at 8 p.m. Parking is usually available starting at 3 p.m. at Kailua Intermediate School, Kailua Town Center, Kainalu and Lanikai elementary schools. A free shuttle will pick up people from the old Macy’s parking lot.

Free, fireworks begin at 8 p.m. Kailua Beach Park, 526 Kawailoa Road, Kailua, kailuafireworks.net


Picnic on the Pier

Head over to Pearl Harbor for a family picnic to celebrate Independence Day. If you don’t feel like packing food for your picnic, Tin Hut BBQ Truck, Franks Burgers and other trucks will sell plates and you can pick up a beer or Jamba Juice from other vendors. In addition to the traditional fireworks, Hawaiian Soul will perform and there will be raffle prizes, keiki activities and complimentary tours of the Battleship Missouri Memorial. Remember grills and glass are not allowed.

$10 for adults ($15 on the day), $5 for children 4-12 ($10 on the day).  Activities begin at 6 p.m. The Battleship Missouri Memorial, 63 Cowpens St., Honolulu, ussmissouri.org


Rock the Lagoon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village

Live music and the grill will fire up at noon at this bash on the Hilton's Great Lawn. Buy hamburgers, hot dogs, shrimp kabobs and something to drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), play giant Jenga and listen to Next Level, Kelandy and Press Play perform. You’ll have a good view of the Ala Moana fireworks, starting at 8 p.m.

Free admission. Noon-8 p.m., 2005 Kalia Road, (808) 949-4321, hiltonhawaiianvillage.com


Other Fun

Freedom Run and Walk

Fourth of July Freedom Run and Wak

Photo: Courtesy of Epilepsy Foundation Hawaiʻi


Run 5K or 10K or walk a mile to help raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation. All routes begin and end at Kailua High School with an awards ceremony held immediately after the race.

Registration is $15 to $35 with online registration closing on Thursday, June 27. Onsite registration begins at 6 a.m. with the run and walk beginning at 7 a.m. Kailua High School, 451 Ulumanu Drive, Kailua, epilepsyhawaii.org


Da Hui Paddle Board Race

Fourth of July Da Hui Paddle Board Race

Photo: Courtesy of Da Hui


Da Hui Paddle Board Race heads out to the water of the North Shore on the fourth. There are two courses for those of different experience levels; the short course is 4 miles from Sunset Beach to Waimea Bay. The long course is 7 miles from Turtle Bay Resort to Waimea Bay. Or bring your beach towel and simply watch from the shore.

$40 to $80 depending on the length of the course and the number of team members, 9:45 a.m.–2 p.m., dahuipaddlerace.dahui.com


Atlantis Fourth of July Cruise

Atlantis Cruise’s Majestic will take people out on the water to watch the fireworks. Passenger tickets come with a buffet of American dishes such as country fried chicken, BBQ pork sliders and warm apple pie. Both packages include a view of Fourth of July fireworks.

$96 for kids 3-12 years, $164 for adults, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m., check-in is 30 minutes prior. Atlantis Cruises Majestic, Pier 6, atlantisadventures.com


Star of Honolulu 2019 Independence Day Cruise

The Star of Honolulu is providing a variety of Independence Day celebrations aboard its decks. While all come with a view of Waikīkī and Fourth of July fireworks, each package varies from a three- to seven-course meal at a private table.

$116 to $251, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m., Aloha Tower Marketplace, 1 Aloha Tower Drive, starofhonolulu.com



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